What did Byron Hout say to warrant Blount's punch?

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 09/09/2009, 08:22am

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If you thought LeGarette Blount’s yearlong suspension for punching Byron Hout was the last you’d hear of the Oregon-Boise State stupid fest, think again.

Now, Ducks blogger Bob Rickert is speculating as to what Hout might have said to deserve Blount’s knuckle sandwich.

There are two leading theories in the Rickert camp:

“The most circulated and not denied by those inside the Boise State program is that Hout asked Blount how his dead family member was doing. The one he buried just a few weeks ago.”

“The second rumor not denied by Boise State’s program is that Hout dropped the N bomb.”

An argument could be made — not by this blog, however — that the punch, while inappropriate, is more understandable than previously thought.

What do you think? Boise State hasn’t come out to deny these rumors and no one is talking about what was said. If either of these rumors prove true (unlikely) should Blount’s suspension be lifted at some point?

Someone needs to call “The Lip Reader.”